Editor says, what if the Rye House Plot had succeeded (and William III had not married Mary, daughter of James II)? In our timeline the royal party was diverted by the Newmarket Fire. This title has been taken from a discussion on the Alternate History web site. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, in this article we have repurposed significant amounts of content from Alternate History Discussion Site and Wikipedia. It has even been suggested that the plot was a fake conspiracy manufactured by Charles to subdue his political rivals. This is because the plotters had business interests in the Americas that overlapped their intrigues. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.